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Pogue’s Basics: How to speed up YouTube playback with a keystroke

If you’re a longtime Pogue’s Basics fan, then you already know that you can jump 10 seconds ahead in playback of a YouTube video by pressing the L key. And jump 10…

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Pogue's Basics: The secret keystroke that shows the Mac's invisible files

On the Mac, it’s sometimes helpful to be able to see all the invisible files that teem on your drive, especially if you’re a pretty competent techie. But how can…

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Pogue’s Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting

The Amazon Echo is getting to be crazy popular. It’s like Siri for your home. Some people, though, are queasy approximately having an always-on microphone in the house. “Is it…

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Pogue's Basics: How to type symbols like ¢ and ©

Your computer keyboard has approximately 64 keys on it. That’s tremendous for letters & numbers—but what approximately symbols, like these? ¢ ©  ®  ™  ¥

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Pogue’s Basics: Use YouTube's built-in stabilizer

A few weeks back, I reviewed handheld stabilizers for your phone or your GoPro. They make a huge difference in the quality of your videos—because let’s face it: Jerky looks…

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